Town of Cottonwood
Town Council Work Shop

 
May 2, 2017
 
 

Members Present:   Mayor Pro-Tem James Coachman, Michael Capehart, Linda Smith, Ann Adams and Kenneth Hart  

 

Members Absent: Mayor Ken Hamilton

 

Mayor Pro-Tem Coachman opened the meeting at 6:00 P. M. Mayor Pro-Tem Coachman opened meeting with a prayer. Mayor and the Council led in the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

*Cottonwood Rescue used 6,148 gallons of water for the month of April.

 

*Ms. Audrey Scott William approached the Council and announced that she is running for U.S. House of Representatives District 2 State of Alabama Congressional seat for 2018.

 

*A reminder on all department to have a P.O. for any purchases except for Water Department emergency ONLY.

 

*Discussion on water rates and deposit and connection fees. After discussion Mayor Pro-Tem Coachman ask if Council wanted to put this subject on next meeting agenda.  Council Member Hart ask if they could go ahead and make a motion to pass the ordinance #2017-003.

 

Amendment to Ordinance

#2017-003

Water & Sewer Rate Increase Schedule

 

An Ordinance Amending the schedule of rates and rules and regulations governing the operation of the Water System and Sewer System of the Town of Cottonwood, Alabama.

 

The Town Cottonwood Council hereby amends the ordinance to allow for a rate increase of 5% the first 2000 gallons and 10% increase on all over gallons. And addition there will be an increase over all of 3% for the next five years.

 

New rates are listed below for May 2017: 

 

Inside City Limits:

 

        First 2000 gallons or less per month ………………….. $14.55

        Next 2000 gallons per month (will stay the same)…….. $ 5.88 per thousand gallons

        All over 4000 gallons per month (will stay the same)…. $ 3.35 per thousand gallons

        Sewer is a flat rate per month …………………………. $ 16.00

 

Outside city Limits:

 

        First 2000 gallons or less per month……………….…. $ 16.11

        Next 2000 gallons per month (will stay the same)……..$ 6.10 per thousand gallons

        All over 4000 gallons per month (will stay the same)…$   3.57 per thousand gallons

 

An increase on Renter and Owners Deposit - $200.00

An increase on the Connection Fees - $50.00

 

These rate increases will become effective on May 2017 billing cycle.

 

Approved this 02th day of May 2017.

 

A motion was made by Council Member _Capehart_, to adopt the new rates on Ordinance ##2017-003.  There was a second by Council Member   Smith_, the motion was approved by a vote of _5_ Ayes and no Nays.

 

*Approval for 4 tires for Officer Money‘s vehicle from A-1 Tire for the amount of

$587.36.  Council Member Adams made a motion to approval for 4 tires for Officer Money’s vehicle from A-1 Tire for the amount of $587.36.  A second by Council Member Smith and the motion was approved unanimously.

 

*Discussion on mattress that the Cottonwood Rescue will be purchasing. Council Member Adams ask if mattress can be purchased through the Town so they want have to pay the tax.  After discussion the Town Clerk will call James Whitehead to see if this is possible.

 

There being no further business to come before this meeting, there was a motion by Council Member Hart to adjourn the meeting.  A second by Council Member Capehart and the meeting was adjourned at 6:26 P.M.

 

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